On January 23 at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, Marvel's mighty mutants experience an animated rebirth when "Wolverine and the X-Men" slashes its way onto the Nicktoons Network! Until then, stay glued to Marvel.com every day for sneak peeks, clips, exclusive art and looks back at the history of the X-Men in animation!
Every week we'll pick a handful of awesome comics from the thousands available through Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. From creator spotlights to editor's picks and more, this'll be your spot to find something new and cool.
This week, we're focusing on the long-time leader of the X-Men, Cyclops, as he prepares to play a major role in the "Wolverine and the X-Men" animated series!
Before "Wolverine and the X-Men" premieres, get to know Cyclops with Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited!
X-MEN (1963) #45
Cyclops goes solo! When the X-Men find themselves captives of Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, only Cyclops manages to blast his way to freedom. Unfortunately for the one-eyed wonder, the path to saving the rest of his team has a roadblock in the way that answers to Quicksilver! Can Cyclops take down the super-speedy former Avenger in a one-on-one showdown? And does he even want to? Guest-starring the Mighty Avengers!
X-MEN (1963) #137
It's the ultimate test of heart for Scott Summers when the alien Shi'ar declare: "Phoenix Must Die!" Cyclops' lady love, Jean Grey, stands on trial for the cosmic genocide committed by her alter ego, the malevolent Dark Phoenix, and despite the doubts of his teammates, Cyclops stands by his woman. Can the X-Men defeat the vaunted Shi'ar Imperial Guard and give Phoenix another chance at life and a shot for redemption? And when it comes down to the fate of the universe against the woman he loves, can Cyclops pull the trigger and make the ultimate sacrifice? The classic X-Men creative team of Chris Claremont and John Byrne answer these questions and more in this seminal saga!
X-FACTOR (1986) #1
Jean Grey has seemingly returned from the dead and Cyclops' life just got a lot more complicated! Retired to Alaska with his wife and son, Scott Summers never expected to be pulled back into the world of mutant adventure, but a call from his former teammate Warren Worthington, aka the high-flying Angel, changes everything. Drawn into an unexpected reunion with his fellow founding X-Men, Cyclops falls back into his natural role as a leader when the newly-formed X-Factor attempts to save a young mutant from himself. But what will this new team mean for Scott's old life?
NEW X-MEN (2001) #118
All's not well in the marriage of Scott Summers and Jean Grey. Following Cyclops' return from possession by the evil mutant Apocalypse and a series of mysterious increases in Jean's power that could be heralding the return of the Phoenix, the X-Men's first couple face their greatest personal trials. But as if that weren't enough, Scott also accompanies Emma Frost to interrogate eccentric powerbroker John Sublime with disastrous consequences in this bold beginning to "Germ Free Generation" by writer Grant Morrison.
ASTONISHING X-MEN #2
Cyclops' plans for the X-Men to astonish the world could be derailed before they even truly begin! While the new team takes on a mysterious and deadly new foe in the extraterrestrial Ord, Scott Summers must battle his own psychological demons and take a closer look at his blossoming relationship with Emma Frost. Usher in a new era for the X-Men with the blockbuster creative team of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday!
Don't forget to tune in to Nicktoons Network at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on January 23 for the debut of the "Wolverine and the X-Men" animated series! Also, get up to speed on Wolverine's Greatest Battles on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited!
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